The downward spiral

By engendendering the kind of illiberalism that it ascribes to all non-liberal positions, liberalism is fostering its own demise.

Toward an Ecology of Sharing

The urgency of learning to share beyond considerations paramount in our economies is such that the prospects for life on earth depend on it.

Not that big a deal

The rhetoric about rising student debt casts the spotlight on the wrong enemy.

Why Marxism fails in the Eurozone

Yanis Varoufakis dubbed himself an “erratic Marxist” and presented his interpretation of Marx in detail. But his dialectical spirit is unlikely to succeed.

From comedy to tragedy

Cameron’s lack of activism nearly divided the United Kingdom. The 2017 referendum will present another crucial test – with consequences for the EU.

Bad romance?

This Sunday the Greek electorate will cast its vote hoping to elect a government that will take the country out of a crisis that has lasted too long, has cut too deep and has spread too far. The radical leftist party Syriza stands a good chance to win – in part because it is riding on the populist

Clinton or Bush? No, Condi!

Two great family dynasties are poised to inherit the presidency after Obama. But the better choice would be someone else who, up until now, no one has on the ticket.

Recovery Starts Now

Even after the last cases of Ebola are reported in West Africa, the epidemic will have a lasting impact on the fragile economies of the countries worst affected. Investing in recovery now is the best way to avoid another health crisis in West Africa.

The globalization of suffering

Pictures of suffering and dying are spread in real time; globalization has thereby reached the most intimate sphere of human life.

Before the collapse

The latest protests against the globalization are of a new quality: The managers are getting nervous – and rightly so.

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Most People Are Rationally Ignorant

What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.

A Violent Tea Party?

For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using

Passage to India

The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.

"Cities are making us more human"

More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the

No Glove, No Love

Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.

Perfection Is Not A Useful Concept

Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.

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